Coast Village Farmers’ Market

Look for booths and market umbrellas and you’ll be there among fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers

When: 8 am to 11:15 am

Where: Somewhere along Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0303


Story Time

Serafina, children and babies boutique, hosts storybook time for toddlers and young children. Children are treated to interactive reading of old and new classics, including books by Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Erik Carle, Beatrix Potter, Chihiro Iwasaki, Mary Hoffman and Mo Williams. Milk and cookies are served.

When: 1 pm

Where: Serafina, 1269 Coast Village Road

Info: 695-0420 or Allison@serafinaboutique.com


Live at Tsunami

Coast Village restaurant Tsunami, one of Montecito’s few hubs for live music, hosts evening of moxie-sing jazz and standards from Great American Songbook.

When: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: 1014 Coast Village Road

Price: free

Info: 969-7565


Christmas at the Casa

Venture out to Casa del Herrero during this holiday season and enjoy full guided tour of the 20th century architectural masterpiece. The home, which is preserved in its original 1930s grandeur, is decorated in true Christmas spirit, ready for tourists and locals to celebrate some Santa Barbara history.

When: tours offered between 10 am to 2 pm

Where: 1387 East Valley Road

Price: $25

Info: 565-5653


Gingerbread House Workshop

Montecito Union schoolteacher Annette Flower hosts two workshops (the other is on December 14) to teach students how to make gingerbread houses for Christmastime. Workshop is open to students in grades two through six.

When: 3 pm to 4 pm

Where: 385 San Ysidro Road

Price: $15

Info: 969-3249


Calling All Angels

Join Buddy Winston, John Palminteri, and the real “Gidget” in a holiday soirée benefiting Santa Barbara Sarah House. Enjoy live entertainment from the San Marcos Madrigals, Renee Hamaty, Leslie Sipress and Sarah Fultz, as well as Rhythm Dance, in a night of good causes and high spirits. Live auction is held with plethora of items, such as original art, vacations and trees and wreaths designed by creative local businesses.

When: 6 pm to 9 pm

Where: Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road

Price: $85

Info: 882-1192

Christmas Festival

“My Soul Magnifies the Lord,” Westmont College’s second annual Christmas Festival, is a celebration of music, dance and theater. Festival features Westmont Orchestra, several ensembles, five choirs, Westmont Windancers and oral interpretation by theater majors. Festival is held today and tomorrow. Friday’s ceremony features special guest, Choir of Marymount of Santa Barbara, and Saturday’s ceremony features organist Nelson Huber, who is music director at First Presbyterian Church. Join Westmont and First Presbyterian in a festival Professor Michael Shasberger describes as a “hearty dose of familiar, and then some things that will enlighten and excite in ways that you didn’t expect.” Though tickets for both ceremonies are free, spaces are very limited.

When: 8 pm

Where: Murchison Gym, 955 La Paz Road

Price: Free

Info: To reserve call 565-7234, or e-mail christmas@westmont.edu


A Night of Christmas Cheer

Come to the historic Casa del Herrero for a Christmas celebration, and share the holiday spirit with fellow locals. Night is complete with food, entertainment and tabletop Christmas tree auction, designed by well-known architects, authors and celebrities.

When: 5 pm to 8 pm

Where: 1387 East Valley Road

Cost: $100 for Casa members; $125 for non-members

Info: 565-5653


Decoration Workshop

Laura Manriquez puts students in Christmas spirit with workshop for students in second through sixth grade. She teaches how to make ornaments, garlands, cards and creative gifts just in time for the holiday season. Workshops will also be held on December 13 and 14.

When: 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Where: 385 San Ysidro Road

Price: $15

Info: 969-3249


Cold Spring Winter Sing

Get into spirit and come watch the bright, spirited students of Cold Spring School as they hold annual Winter Sing concert. All grades participate in the event. Winter Sing is free to public.

When: December 13, 11 am; December 14, 7 pm

Where: School auditorium, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info: 969-2678


Holiday Show at Crane School

Kindergarteners through fifth-graders of Crane School perform worldly holiday show. They sing songs in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

When: dress rehearsal 12:45pm, performance 7 pm

Where: 1795 San Leandro Lane

Info: 969-7732